Noel Gallagher: ‘I wish Oasis hadn’t broke up but it became such a horrible mess’

Noel also says he won't be seeing brother Liam at Christmas

Noel Gallagher has discussed his regrets over the way Oasis broke up, speaking in an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 last night (December 7).

Oasis parted ways in 2009, with rumours of a potential reunion circulating earlier this year. However, earlier this year Noel said that there is only a one per cent chance of the band reforming.

Speaking to Whiley, Gallagher has now said: “Leaving Oasis – that was a horrible night [in Paris, 2009]. I knew that it was going to be a decision that would follow me around – there’s still not a day where I don’t read something about us getting back together – so I knew what I was getting myself into. [It was the right thing to do], definitely. What Oasis had in its future was to do bigger tours and generate more money, which is great. I wasn’t planning on going solo, but it was such a mess that I was happier off [doing that].”

He added: “I wish – this is all in hindsight – that we hadn’t broken up. That we all agreed we’d all do different things, and then one day we’d all get back together – but it all got vicious, and I wish it had been handled differently. But I don’t have too many regrets.”

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Speaking about his current relationship with brother Liam, Noel continued: “It’s difficult for people to understand that to be in a working relationship for 20 years with someone you’re so close with is really difficult. And there’s a whole mess that’s gone on around it. But I’ve no doubt that, one day, it’ll be all OK again.”

Gallagher also revealed he won’t be seeing his younger sibling at Christmas.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released latest album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ earlier this year and enjoyed a triumphant festival season, including a headline appearance at the Calling Festival in London.

The band will be back on the road in April 2016 with a tour that begins in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro on April 21 and culminates at the end of the month at Bournemouth’s BIC. The band also play dates in Aberdeen, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham. Super Furry Animals support on all dates except in Bournemouth.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will play:

London, Royal Albert Hall (December 10)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (April 21)
Aberdeen, AECC (April 24)
Liverpool, Echo Arena (April 25)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (April 27)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (April 29)
Bournemouth, BIC (April 30)